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How novels begin: Some nineteenth-century test cases

Isobel Armstrong, Birkbeck

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6.15PM

Speaker(s): Professor Isobel Armstrong, Birkbeck, University of London

The Annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture

Poe thought that the entire meaning of a short story was captured in its first sentence: is this the same for novels? Isobel Armstrong examines the first sentences of six nineteenth-century novels, from Scott to Eliot, to see what challenges they throw out. 

Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building

Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.